- Explore the Impacts of Climate Policy in China on Energy, Emissions, Air Quality, and Health
In every nation, sound climate policy design benefits from an understanding of the system-wide response and its associated uncertainties. This response includes not only reductions in CO₂ emissions, but also impacts on the energy system, economy, air quality, and human health. This site is devoted to understanding climate policy impacts in China, and accompanies the Nature Climate Change article “Air quality co-benefits of carbon pricing in China” (doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0139-4).
This site is a project of MIT's China Energy and Climate Project.
The CECP is an alliance between the MIT Joint Program on the Science and
Policy of Global Change and the Institute for Energy, Environment and
Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At MIT, the CECP is
associated with and supported by the MIT Energy Initiative.
For inquiries, contact: cecp-public@MIT.EDU.
- About the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project
Launched in mid-2011, the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project began as a five-year project devoted to understanding the impact of climate policy on China’s energy and economic system, and continues today as a close collaboration among MIT and Tsinghua researchers. A core component of this project has involved developing a regional energy-economic model for China and linking it with a state-of-the-art atmospheric chemistry model to capture impacts of policy on energy, emissions, air quality, and human health.